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Liner shipping under attack - yet again

The OECD and ITF are pushing to end vessel-sharing alliances between shipping companies - even if these arrangements make sea transport cheaper

JUST over a decade ago, the European Union (EU) unilaterally banned the operation of rate-setting, capacity-controlling liner shipping "conferences" on the trades calling at EU ports. It has, however, continued to grant exemptions that allow shipping lines to enter into vessel-sharing agreements

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